What follows is how I currently view the Broncos roster by position as well as some players I hope Paton considers. Keep in mind that any list is not in a rank format. Philosophy/Approach The current contract structure in the NFL creates an environment where building a roster around rookie contracts and a top tier quarterback is the most efficient way to compete on a year to year basis.
Names like J.J. Watt, Patrick Peterson, Kawann Short and DeSean Jackson have already been added to a deep free-agency class. We still have nearly a month to go before the NFL's new league year begins (March 17), so there is still plenty of time for more big-name players to join them as teams attempt to get their salary cap situations in order. Which veteran stars could be added to the open market over the next few weeks?
Tuesday opened the widow for NFL teams to tender players on the franchise tag, ending on the March 9 deadline. While multiple reports suggest the Denver Broncos plan to franchise-tag safety Justin Simmons for a second-straight season, all eyes and ears are locked on Houston Texans disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson. FanDuel oddsmakers recently installed Denver as the odds-on favorite to land Watson via trade.